Whole walnuts are the edible seeds of the walnut tree, which is native to the region stretching from the eastern Mediterranean to Central Asia. They are an excellent source of plant-based protein and healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts are also rich in antioxidants and have been linked to a number of potential health benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart disease and improving brain function. In addition to their nutritional value, whole walnuts have a distinctive, nutty flavor and crunchy texture that make them a popular choice for use in cooking and baking.
They can be eaten on their own as a snack, added to salads, baked goods, and other dishes, or used as a topping for cereals, yogurt, and other foods. Please note that, like all nuts, walnuts are high in calories and should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
Botanical Name: juglans